To Whom DO You Identify?

People of these times
Reside to blind allegiances
With the we vs them mentality
Proud believes in

The doubt of our cohesion
In ever increasing tediums
In total disagreement
To every conceived feature

Of the competing impedance
Intolerant to intolerence
A bit oxymoronic if honest
But don't acknowledge it

It's a harsh pill to swallow
When vilifying is justified
As long as you side with me
Then we are the victimized

We have piety
In our beliefs we are righteous
So keep the rivals needs
At arms reach, our of sight

With upbringing and conditioning
It made us the winning team
Either inferior or superior
We clearly have the needs

To be carelessly free
And to live a life of glee
Even if I don't recognize
We need them to identify me.

Scaling Mountains

Difficult issues come up
Tough stuff but
It's a matter of opinion
What is considered cumbersome

What holds as momentous
Isn't unanimous
So why we waste our stamina
Adding up damages with an abacus

Flattering our judgements
Undertaking solutions with sledgehammers
To crack a nut
Statutes and acts established but

In backwards fashion
Actions and practices reactive
Don't have to act indifferent
To have acceptance impassive

Sadly bad things happen
Must we act so indignant
And dignified to gratify
Individual resistance

And erase and tear up
Like grammatical errors
Trying to categorize 
Like the encyclopedia britannica

Pulling hair right out of our scalps
To control outcomes
But how come we make ant hills
Insurmountable mountains.

Behave

Tend to rest on our laurels
Like it's all moral
To let forethought and cause
Be orchestrated by our royals,

Of oratorical and written history 
Our fore founders and traditions be
Inexplicably
Fixed rigidly,

Little heeding to meaning
Or purpose we just serve
As servants surfacing
With little to no coercion

We all discern the rowboat
Isn't propelled by it's own wake
Awoken we hold sway
The oarsman hold the pace,

Keep it straight and afloat
Know when to coast or start stroking
The founders are foundering
Letting the boat overflowing,

We're sinking or capsizing
Forecasters denied the rising
Massive tidal wave
Do we act rightly or behave.

mice & men

The heightened schemes
Of mice and men
The two species meet
With equal means to an end

The selfish needs
To get the cheese
And keep it
Complete disregard for indecent

Keeping what isn't ours
With boundaries cowardly
Shrouded we scour
Reaping and devouring

Outwardly spreading disease
With negligent ease
Our pedigree seems
We're an identical breed.

Silence is golden

All of humanities ills
In our inability to sit still
In tranquility, we feel the need
To impede and fulfill relief

Of tedium with instability
Debilitating the stillness
Like trying to instill peace
By drilling heavy artillery

Into the breeze
Our vulnerabilities
Are too much to will the need
Of rest, to test our sensibilities

Instead we fill the ease
Ceaselessly we intervene
But the beauty in music
Is in the stillness in between

Rhythm isn't rhythm
Without the division of emission
Into nothing but silence
It's a big mix jambalaya

You might be one
To speak with a a silver tongue
But silence is golden
Priceless is solemness

Only the lonely know it
Like Orbison notioned
How much the outspoken
Could notice if they'd just hold lips

For a moment only
intermittently hold hush
Inevitably unfold
Whatever's closed will open up.

Loves worth the effort

Hope to cultivate 
An inner vocalization
That stays outspoke towards hate
In any form or shape

When my own state gets
Overstimulated and triggered
I will be bigger than spontaneous
Inclination to bitterness

And dissonance with resilience
To shame and malice ways
Stay straight like balance beams
Through the shadiest alleyways

Retaliate against hate
With geniality and grace
Gratitude and praise
Compassion passiveness passé 

How we proclaim treatment
Seems to be based on how we treat each other
With a little extra effort
Might discover love unearthed.


Conquest & Conquer

Triumph & conquer 
The cause of common imposters
A syndrome like lymph nodes
Constantly fighting off toxins

Only in the eyes of the beholder
Can you define what's no good
What's right, what's wrong
Whats neutral prognosis

It's preposterous what prospers
Money & power conquests
When nine times out of 10
One falls short of the target

Even when you accomplish
You'll hardly have enough
A starved, impoverished purpose
Always on the perpetual hunt 

Do You

When you move towards approval
You'll soon feel lured
Into a lose-lose
Catch 22, state of confusion

For what you want to do
With others unsubtle views
And reviews, just do you
Conflict of conscious consumes

It's useless for aptitude
Or destiny, whatever you believe
To try to meet
Every trend and scheme of society

Best to be independent
Stay steadily headed
In your own direction
The road less treaded

Eventually people
Will see you for you technique
Chic and regal abilities
You kept it real unique

Even if others still don't see you
Don't beat yourself, be cool
Because being deceitful isn't easy
Best just be you.

Give Up Indifference

It's oft forgotten more often than not
The common paradox
Inherent in our
Common place cause

It's hardly camouflaged
That it's far more optimum
To give than to receive
Yet we keep reaching with cupping palms up

We're at odds
Rather gain others acknowledgment nods
Carving wild tales
Like modern Scheherazades

At what cost? To what ends?
No regard to false facades
It's merely fluff to garner followers
Hypocrisy flaunt

God forbid we aren't in spotlights
Outright competition we exhibit
With anyone 
Who gets within our jurisdiction

No position is worth resistance
To coherency consistent
With brotherhood, sisterhood
Wish we could give up our indifference.

Inclusivity

Living a life of striving
Yet not arriving
Always grinding the grindstone
Though it slowly becomes sloped & misaligning

Broken with unfocused 
Slicing and dicing wide open
I look foolish trying to use these tools
With fueled emotion

Is it hopeless? knowing what to fix
Is an enormous riddle
Drilling holes into surfaces
Just to return and fill them in

With formative middle, juvenile years
Unfortunately drear
Jeers from teachers & peers
Steer us into fear

Inferiority complex
A minority outcast
Logically nonsense, yet
It's plausible in contrast

To the support that's offered to blossom
Whether or not you fit in
With the prim and proper scholarly
Pompous obnoxious dipsh*ts

Distance from this split philosophy
Seems harder and harder to achieve
It's a mockery in a time
Of "tolerance" and "equality" sheesh.